For Easter I made a Hidden Jelly Bean Cake. I saw a video for it on Facebook, and it looked really neat. I tried to find the video again later and couldn't find it, but I had a general idea of how to do it. I found a pin on Pinterest, but they had directions for making your own cake etc, and while the general idea was the same, I didn't want to make my own cake LOL.
I had an orange dreamsicle and a pink lemonade cake mix that I wanted to use. I thought the colors would be great for an Easter cake. I also made home made cream cheese frosting for the cake. This frosting is seriously the best frosting I have ever tasted, it is my go to frosting now.
First I baked the orange dreamsicle cake.
Then I cut the cake in half, to form 2 layers. I used a cup to cut a circle out of 1 of the layers.
I put the layer without the hole on the bottom, then added a layer of frosting and put the layer with the hole on top of that and added another layer of frosting.
Then I baked the pink lemonade cake. I also cut it in half for another 2 layers.
I cut a hole in one of those layers too and put that layer on top of the frosted layer. Then I filled the cavity with jelly beans, then I put a layer of frosting and put the top layer on the cake.
Once I had the cake stacked, I frosted the entire thing. Then I used some blue sixlets to 'finish' off the bottom (I already had these in my baking stockpile). Then I sprinkled the top with some pink edible glitter.
When I cut the cake open to serve it for dessert, the kids had a great surprise when they saw the jelly beans inside! I cut very skinny pieces, since it was a 4 layer cake. The final picture is after I served all 6 of us.
It was a lot of work, but a huge hit with everyone!!!